Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Several plants like these stand outside the front door or our neighbor, Mrs. Jackson and every time I would visit I would admire them. I thought they were purple shamrocks. Upon one of my visit, I finally remarked how much I liked them and Mrs. J immediately got a trowel and dug me up a few.
I did not plant them outside but in a pot so I could enjoy them year round. When they get hot, the fold up like little purple tee pees.

Only recently have I found them in a book and the plant is called "Brazilian Butterfly". I thought this a rather odd name until I saw the shape of the butterfly in the folds. It also has a sweet little flower .
The kitty justice is the name fits.


5 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

What a lovely plant and post:)

Small City Scenes said...

So pretty and so Butterflyish. MB

DUTA said...

The color and shape of this plant are stunning. You've got 'an eye' for beautiful things.

Mary said...

Lady Di, I have seen these before and they are so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

I hope you are well. Drop over to my Writing Nook when you get a chance. I have some new posts.

Love the photos in the post below.

Blessings,
Mary

Lady Di Tn said...

Monica
Thanks and Peace.

MB
It is cool how it reflects the name. Peace

Duta
Thank you for your kind words. Peace

Mary
Glad to see you back and hope this means healthy improvements in your world. Peace